UNIT4 Business Software , developer of Agresso Business World, an Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) software platform for Businesses Living IN Change (BLINC), has won the Greater Victoria Chamber of Commerce Employer of the Year award. The award goes to a local business that demonstrates a commitment to job creation, ongoing training programs, company morale, recognition programs, employee health, and professional and personal development.
UNIT4 Business Software has enjoyed strong growth over the last five years, and has been a leader in creating technology jobs in the community. In 2011, the company hired 21 new employees and plans to hire even more in 2012. Aware that people are the backbone of its achievements, UNIT4 Business Software offers its employees an enviable work environment. From generous training and professional development budgets, to engaging social activities, to competitive benefits and compensation, the company makes corporate culture a priority.
“Victoria has a thriving technology industry and to attract top performing individuals, it is important to invest in your employees, encourage company-wide communication, and give people the opportunity to excel,” says Shelley Zapp, president of UNIT4 Business Software. “Over 50 percent of our employees have been with us over five years; our low turnover fosters more efficient teamwork and ensures a deep repository of product and business knowledge within the organization,” she adds.
UNIT4 Business Software is the North American subsidiary of UNIT4, a $602 million global business software group. As a local subsidiary, it has the entrepreneurial spirit of a smaller, agile company, yet enjoys the stable underpinnings of a larger corporate presence. Employees have the opportunity to interact with colleagues and customers from countries around the world, giving UNIT4 Business Software a unique international flair in the local technology community.